QUOTE(Hubicka @ May 25 2012, 12:17 AM)
I don't find any benefit of gold e strings o_O
I now use wondertone solo advanced steel E's which are the best out of all the gold, steel and platinum E's ive ever tried!
String choice is very personal, though, and obviously all instruments/set ups are different, so there isn't a one-size-fits-all.
I had a Wondertone Solo E on my violin and it sounded much harsher than the Pirastro gold E. I freely admit I also like the look and feel of the gold ones which certainly are more pleasant to play on than the cheeswire we've all come across!